A member asked:

Do these endometrial implants or endometriosis act like normal endometrium inside the uterus?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Michael Traub answered

Specializes in Fertility Medicine

In Some ways: In some ways yes because they implants are sensitive to your body's own hormones production and they are more active at times when they are influenced by your hormones production.

Answered 10/21/2011


Dr. Luis Gonzalez answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Not exactly: Although endometriosis tissue has the same components as the endometrium the behavior is different. Inside the uterus, the lining sheds itself monthly in an organized way. Endometriosis on the contrary, results in a festering inflammation that can cause pain, infertility and adhesions.

Answered 12/9/2013



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